Photo, Print, Drawing A Physician Wearing a Seventeenth Century Plague Preventive Costume.

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Title

  • A Physician Wearing a Seventeenth Century Plague Preventive Costume.

Summary

  • This watercolor painting depicts the costume worn by physicians attending plague patients in the 17th century. The costume was described by Jean Jacques Manget (1652-1742) in his Traité de la peste (Treatise on the plague), published in Geneva in 1721. The costume's gown was made of morocco leather, underneath which was worn a skirt, breeches, and boots, all of leather and fitting into one another. The long beak-like nose piece was fitted with aromatic substances and the eyeholes were covered with glass. The plague is an infectious disease, caused by bacteria, which ravaged large parts of Europe in the 14th and the 17th centuries.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1910.

Headings

  • -  1675 to 1750
  • -  Costumes
  • -  Epidemics
  • -  Physicians
  • -  Plague
  • -  Watercolors

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 painting : watercolour ; 50.8 x 35.9 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: Wellcome Library.
  • -  Content in English.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021669921

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

A Physician Wearing a Seventeenth Century Plague Preventive Costume. , 1910. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021669921/.

APA citation style:

(1910) A Physician Wearing a Seventeenth Century Plague Preventive Costume. , 1910. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021669921/.

MLA citation style:

A Physician Wearing a Seventeenth Century Plague Preventive Costume. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021669921/>.